I stopped in at The Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was a late evening stop on a chilly night. I enjoyed a cup of delicious fish chowder and paired it with Nuts and Berries Brown Ale. The beer was smooth and malty and slightly fruity. Delicious. And it paired wonderfully with the soup. Both served to warm me up on a chilly night. This is a great stop in a lively area of downtown Portsmouth.
I stopped in at Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I was informed that they were known for their sours. Then, based on the bartender recommendation I tried the Indian Summer Gose. Delicious. It was late evening when I stopped in and I found this beer to be deliciously refreshing. It was light and sour and flavorful. The Citra Hops added to the flavor experience.
I stopped in at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and enjoyed two of their beers. Clearly, Long Hammer IPA is a classic. If you’re looking for a go to IPA, this is solid. Now that I’ve enjoyed it again I’ll be sure to bring this home when I’m in the mood for an IPA. I’ve been enjoying ESB’s more frequently, especially now that the weather has turned cooler. This richer, smoother, maltier, heavier beer is DELICIOUS. I definitely recommend this beer. I’ll be bringing this home for cool winter evenings by the fire.
I stopped in at 7th Settlement for dinner and a beer. The Chorizo Tacos and homemade Tots are AMAZING! I paired this with their Almighty Brown, a very flavorful brown ale. Great food and beer. Definitely worth stopping. Food is fresh and locally sourced. Hope to stop again.
I stopped in at Stoneface Brewing in Newington, New Hampshire. Their Porter is THE BEST PORTER I’ve ever had. Stoneface Porter for President! You need to stop in and try it!
I enjoyed dinner and a beer at the Smuttynose Brewing Company Hayseed Restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire. Their pork schnitzel was delicious and it paired perfectly with Finestkind IPA.
I then proceeded to the brewery tasting room and tried Ginger Beer (not enough ginger for me and the peppers either needed to be stronger or not included), Shoals Pale Ale (a very drinkable and tasty pale), Old Brown Dog (smooth, malty, almost-sweet brown ale), and S’mistletoe (very fruity, not sweet but not sour, light not heavy). What a range of beers. Something for everyone.
I stopped in at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire and enjoyed a beer and some delicious tomato soup. Their Donkey Hote Double IPA was strong and smooth and delicious – a great complement to the tomato soup which was roasted with a rich full flavor. Perfect pair for a cool evening.
When at the Neighborhood Beer Company in Exeter, New Hampshire, what else should you try other than the Boss Flamingo Bronze Ale? And this will not disappoint! Wonderful blend of malt and hops. You simply must try it!
I stopped in at Deciduous Brewing Company in Newmarket, New Hampshire and especially enjoyed their Lambent Berliner Weisse. The raspberries and passion fruit added a sweetness to the otherwise tart beer making for a delicious flavor.